Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Borek (assorted pies) recipe

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The Hummus Recipes Kitchen (The home of Hummus Recipes & Delicious Middle Eastern Recipes) invites you to try Borek (assorted pies) Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Borek (assorted pies).


For the stuffing
2     Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup spring onions, chopped
1     cup spinach, chopped
2      tomatoes, diced
3      cups yellow lentils, cooked
For the dough
2     cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1     teaspoon white vinegar
1/2  chilled water
Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons milk)
Yogurt for brushing
Sesame or black seed for garnishing
Herbed tomato salsa for serving


For stuffing
- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add spring onion, stir for 2 minutes until softened.
- Add spinach, tomato and stir for 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat; add lentils, stirring until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
- Put the stuffing aside and prepare the dough.

For the dough
- Preheat oven to 170 Celsius degrees.
- Mix flour and salt using an electric mixer on low speed, add vinegar.
- Add water gradually, knead on medium speed until the dough comes together.
- Roll on a lightly flour- dusted surface to a ½ cm thickness, cut into circles (7cm in diameter) using a ring.
- Brush with egg wash. Put a small amount of the stuffing in the centre of each circle and fold one side over the filling, pinch the edges slightly with a fork tip to seal.
- Arrange on a baking tin, brush with yogurt and sprinkle sesame or black seed on top.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
- Serve the Borek warm with the salsa on the side.

More Middle Eastern Bakery & Pastry Recipes:

Turkish Pizza
Middle eastern lamb & cranberry pizzas
Turkish pizza
Turkish lamb pizza with pumpkin & lentils
Middle Eastern spiced lamb pizza
Turkish Vegetarian Pizza

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